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Scotch whiskey's golden age

Stephen Beard | Jul 31, 2007
Bacardi is the latest booze maker to pour out millions in cash to step up production of Scotch whiskey as the spirit enjoys rising popularity among the fast-growing middle classes in emerging markets. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chavez swimming in oil profits

Dan Grech | Jul 31, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls it "oil socialism:" upping taxes on foreign oil companies and forcing them out of the country if they resist. His strategy has alienated international investors, but he's got a bundle of cash, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Credit market ills go beyond subprime

Amy Scott | Jul 30, 2007
American Home Mortgage was the latest victim of a smarting subprime mortgage market. And as Amy Scott reports, the company doesn't even make subprime loans.
Posted In: Housing

Auction could change wireless game

Lisa Napoli | Jul 30, 2007
The FCC will soon announce the rules behind its auction of the broadcast spectrum. Lisa Napoli reports that the way the auction goes could have a big impact on the U.S. mobile industry.

FDA not pulling Avandia from shelves

Steve Henn | Jul 30, 2007
A panel at the Food and Drug Administration voted not to pull diabetes drug Avandia from the U.S. market, despite a highly-publicized study linking the drug to an increased risk of heart attacks. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

U.S. shrimping still endangered

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 30, 2007
The FDA may have banned the import of Chinese shrimp, but it still doesn't help the rapidly declining American shrimping industry. Kai Ryssdal talks to Bob Jones, the executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association.
Posted In: Health

Printers concerned over Adobe deal

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 30, 2007
Adobe's partnership with FedEx Kinko's will allow users to send their documents directly to FedEx Kinko's for printing and delivery. Some in the printing industry are worried about the deal. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

H-1B visa just a ticket to the way station

| Jul 30, 2007
H-1B visas used to be a way for immigrants to secure green cards. But these days, many foreign workers obtain the U.S. work permit with no intention to stay. Aswini Anburajan reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Get ahead through mimicry

| Jul 30, 2007
In the work place, standing out can often take you far. But commentator Richard Conniff says that it's safer and more effective to stand together with your colleagues.

Love is fleeting, but that diamond . . .

Sean Cole | Jul 30, 2007
When the relationship isn't meant to be, that diamond ring isn't going to do much good on your finger. But Sean Cole found out that it can still be a tough sale.
Posted In: Retail